I was hoping to have my ears caressed with the gentle warmth of Jarre's synthesizers and in this case I was not disappointed. Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 Review 1706939. He succeeds, during this concert, in catalysing a realm of talent and instruments from different ages and civilisations; traditional Arabic, symphonic orchestra and electronic. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient, and new-age genres. The trip continues now to the inevitable electronic hit or at least it tryies to be , in the vein of Oxygene 4 or Oxygene 8. Synth layers create a wall of sound then a percussive tempo enters around the 13 minute mark.
Because it spans the time between the 1976 album Oxygene and the 2000 album Metamorphoses, it's not a total overview of his work. The synth lines of Arpeggiator and Automatic Part 1 are infectious and then it gets hyper techno with Exit that jars no pun intended the ear but not in a good way. Posted Friday, June 1, 2018 Review 1936460 A successor to Oxygene that can hold on its own. Multifaceted artist, Jean-Michel Jarre is also composer and lyricist of milestone hits in his native France and composer of international movie soundtracks. The show, called The 12 Dreams of the Sun, celebrated the new millennium and 5000 years of civilization in Egypt. A very fine record and second of his three best ones. A lot of textures, nice keyboard layers.
Dreamy atmospheres in Souvenir Of China melancholical strings and Chinese voices and Oxygene Part 6 beautiful layers of strings. This compilation deserves 5 stars as it has everything I adore about Jarre and so much more. Jean-Michel Jarre — Oxygene, Pt. July 14, 1990, Jean Michel broke his own record in Guinness Book of Records again with a concert in La Defense, Paris. Bouncy synths create a quick tempo, then a beautiful melody and techno rhythm lock in. The atmosphere is intense here and is augmented by spacey swirls and drones. Always faithful, his audience counts 1.
The Moscow State University was used as the backdrop for a spectacular display of image projections, skytrackers and fireworks, with an audience of 3. Then the wonderful Equinoxe 7 and Oxygene 8 transfix with their melodies. In 1983 he created the album Musique pour supermarchés Music for supermarkets , which had a print run of only a single copy. The Houston concert entered the Guinness Book of Records for the audience of over 1. In 1997 Jean-Michel Jarre Albums Oxygene 7-13; more than a sequel to the earlier album, Jarre had the idea to situate his early inspiration in new light, two decades later.
If The Wind Could Speak Movement 5 is a short 1 and a half minute transition with other worldly vocals and a strange melody. It is an album that deserves the Oxygene title though of course it is not the masterpiece of the original. On July 14th, Jean-Michel Jarre creates and performs his most spectacular concert yet at Paris-La-Défense breaking his own live audience record by playing to a live crowd of a staggering 2. Jarre reaches into a new artistic direction and works with Laurie Anderson, Adrian Belew and Marcus Miller. Things get nice and up tempo with Robots Don't Cry Movement 3 that has a great percussion sound and very cool melody, along with his trademark Oxygene breathing sounds.
The undersea world of the famous oceanographer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, was the inspiration for this work. It has the power to transfix you and once you are exposed to it you are hooked for life. It gets ethereal with Stardust Composed by Jarre and Performer Armin van Buuren, a track I had not heard but glad I have. The music is very spacey and symphonic. I still can't get Equinoxe 4 out of my head.
It is a definite treat for fans of the original and one of the best releases from this masterclass composer. October 2004, Jean-Michel Jarre performs a historical concert in Beijing at the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The concert was called Rendez-vous in Space and the group called itself The ViZitors. So we have here a through opus of samples encapsulating 50 years of Jarres works, all tracks carefully chosen to showcase the genius of one of the quintessential pioneers of the electronic musicsphere. It breaks into a glorious high pitched synth tune with buzzsaw synths layered beneath. And then we have Oxygene 19. Like in Oxygene Part 4 propulsive sequencer , Equinoxe Part 4 distorted sounds and use of the Theremin in the end , Magnetic Fields Part 2, Equinoxe Part 5, Chronology Part 4 and Rendez-Vous 4.
Nobody could have foreseen the impact of this invitation as the Russians came some 3. At least with Oxygene 7-13, like the original, the music, not the extravagant light shows, does the talking actually I know the extravagant light shows only apply live. At the turn of the millennium, he recorded Metamorphoses and then took a break from the studio as a flurry of reissues and Remixes followed, including Sessions 2000, Les Granges Brulees, and Odyssey Through O2. A lot of these tracks have been released in some form in rarities compilations but I had not heard a single track before so it held my interest. By a paradox the best part of the album it is on the middle, and Im trying to say that the first and the last tracks are the ones in a slightly inferior level.